The week has been wasted with frequent appearances by ‘Lisa Dreck’ aka Rielle Hunter, while uplifted by reminiscences of a woman of substance, Nora Ephron. Waiting for the Supremes to decide what will happen to the unwieldy healthcare legislation, could be another can kicked down the road. Watching the ugly treatment of a morning show anchorwoman. Good vs. Messy at best.
Maggie Shipstead’s first novel, Seating Arrangements, gets a split decision as well. It was a hit or miss. A weekend wedding on a Nantuckety island focuses on silly problems of the very rich. Written by a woman, it was told from a father’s point of view about having daughters. Winn’s inability to relate to the women in his life was both poignant and distasteful. His social-climbing obsession with being a member of ‘private clubs’ was just annoying. As was the ending.
One thing is for sure, it’s gonna be a hot one.